There are candidates who are very vocal on gun control right now. They’re convinced that Parkland was some kind of a turning point, that the media’s push against guns is swaying the populace and soon everything will be free and clear. They’ll finally be able to enact the kind of gun control they want.
There’s a technical term for some of these candidates. It’s “idiot.”
Traditionally pro-gun states aren’t likely to switch to anti-gun states simply because of the wishes and unicorn farts of anti-gun activists and their allies in the media. While Florida–an ostensibly pro-gun state–has enacted a handful of gun control measures in the immediate aftermath of Parkland, the state isn’t likely to pass anymore in the near future despite emotions still being raw.
As a result, there are a handful of smart candidates who are walking a very thin line between alienating their base and alienating the public as a whole.